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Potatoes...from garden to table

Potatoes...from garden to table - FN630

Home-grown potatoes, or those purchased at a farmers market or other venues, are a nutritious part of a healthy diet from early July until the following spring in northern areas.

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Answers That Can Save Your Life

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Prevention & Screening Answers That Can Save Your Life - FN634

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in North Dakota. The North Dakota Cancer Coalition estimates that about 400 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year.

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Wild Side of the Menu No. 3 - Preservation of Game Meats and Fish

Wild Side of the Menu No. 3 - Preservation of Game Meats and Fish - FN155

Wild game provides wholesome, nourishing food, but it should be handled and preserved carefully to retain quality. Like domestic meat, wild meat is perishable, so care is needed to maintain its safety. The purpose of this publication is to provide recommendations for safely preserving game meats and fish for later enjoyment. Freezing meat and fish is the most accepted way to maintain top quality. Other methods for preserving game meats include curing and smoking, drying, corning, canning and sausage making. Fish also may be pickled or canned.

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Game Birds

A Pocket Guide to Care and Handling of Game Birds from Field to Table - FN537

Game birds offer a challenge to hunters and the reward of a delicious meal at the table if they are handled properly at each step. Game birds have various distinctive flavors and are excellent sources of protein, similar in these respects to domestic birds. The fat and calorie contents vary according to the age and species of the birds.

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Fish from Stream to Table

A Pocket Guide to Care and Handling of Fish from Stream to Table - FN535

Proper handling of fish from the time you catch them until you get them to the table will help maintain optimum eating quality. Keep the following fish handling tips in mind.

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The Art and Practice of Sausage Making

The Art and Practice of Sausage Making - FN176

Sausage is a convenient food available in a great number of varieties and flavors. Sausages are an excellent source of high quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids in appropriate amounts necessary for growth, maintenance and repair of body tissue. Sausage also provides significant amounts of vitamins and minerals.

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Freezing Dairy Products, Eggs and Other Foods

Food Freezing Basics: Freezing Dairy Products, Eggs and Other Foods - FN616

This publication provides basic instructions for freezing dairy products, eggs along with, extra hints for additional foods.

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Freezing Poutry and Fish

Food Freezing Basics: Freezing Poultry and Fish - FN615

This publication guides you through proper techniques for freezing, thawing and preparing poultry and fish.

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Food Freezing Basics: Methods of Wrapping

Food Freezing Basics: Methods of Wrapping - FN613

Proper packaging helps keep food from drying out preserves nutritive value, flavor, texture and color.

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Making Magic Mixes:Meat Mixes FN-621

Making Magic Mixes: Meat Mixes - FN621

Homemade mixes can save time and money. You can make meat mixes ahead of time and freeze them for future use in spaghetti, casseroles and tacos. Adding ingredients such as onions and celery improves flavor and nutrition. To stretch your budget, shop for ingredients when they are on sale. Label with date of purchase.

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Milk Master Mix and Magic White Sauce

Milk Master Mix and Magic White Sauce - FN622

Making your own mixes can save you money and time. Milk Master Mix combines nonfat dry milk with other common ingredients. You can use Milk Master Mix to make soups, puddings and Magic White Sauce. Use Magic White Sauce in a variety of main dishes and desserts. For example, try the white sauce in macaroni and cheese.

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Meat Mixes

Meat Mixes - FN621

Homemade mixes can save time and money. You can make meat mixes ahead of time and freeze them for future use in spaghetti, casseroles and tacos. Adding ingredients such as onions and celery improves flavor and nutrition. To stretch your budget, shop for ingredients when they are on sale. Label with date of purchase.

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Wild Side of the Menu No. 2 - Field to Freezer

Wild Side of the Menu No. 2 - Field to Freezer - FN125

Each year, hunting of animals and birds is increasingly popular, but often the game is wasted because of improper handling in the field. Nutritionally, game meats rate as well as domestic animals and may prove to be a healthier source of nutrition. Wild game that is properly treated in the field and correctly cooked to enhance its distinctive flavors holds a special place for many gourmets. The purpose of this publication is to describe how to properly handle your game from harvesting through processing.

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From Garden to Table: All in the Family! Potatoes, Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant

From Garden To Table: All in the Family! Potatoes, Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant - H1326

The focus in this publication is to bring these four popular garden vegetables together and provide a little history, basic cultural requirements, a list of some of the popular cultivars and some of our favorite recipes.

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Food Storage Guide

Food Storage Guide Answers the Question...How long can I store - FN579

This publication provides handling tips and recommendations for storing food in your cupboards, refrigerator or freezer.

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